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ANDY KOH

Senior CX Strategy Partner, Starhub

Andy is currently in StarHub, managing customer experience and satisfaction for broadband and TV products. In 2019, he was with Circles Life as Country Product lead managing the overall growth and revenue of the telco and partnership business. 


Prior to this, he had a 9-year stint with Singtel spanning across product management, product marketing, growth, digital and partnerships. With mobile, he have led the launch of 4G with new subscription price plans in Singapore while this skill set brought me to Optus Australia to do the same. In 2015, he have led the broadband and home solutions business, turning it around to positive revenue growth by developing the hardware sales business. In 2018, he brought Netflix to Singtel and led the growth of the OTT Video business through CAST and many other partners like VIU, HOOQ, Amazon Prime.

DAVID KO

Marketing Manager, Singapore University of Technology and Design

David is currently an Academy Fellow and Marketing Manager at SUTD Academy and has over 8 years of experience in the Education industry having worked in NUS and James Cook University in the marketing capacity. He believes in building brands through storytelling and enjoys helping small businesses on getting started on their online branding and he is also a speaker on topics such as digital marketing.

 

He graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Master of Science (Marketing & Consumer Insight) and have a Bachelor in Business (Marketing) from RMIT University. He is keen to help mentees who are interested in taking up roles of Marketing, Digital Marketing, and how they can get there.

MALCOLM CHEN

Corporate Consultant and Freelance Trainer

Malcolm Chen is an adjunct lecturer in communication and consultant for digital transformation strategy with 10 years of corporate experience. Specialized in marketing for the hospitality and tourism industry, he has led teams in managing different products and multiple brands across Asia-Pacific. Prior to his marketing career, he spent considerable time in Human Resource, Sales, and Operations for a wide exposure and deep understanding of various commercial functions across several industries.

NICHOLAS DOMINIC LIM

Assistant Manager, Video and Sound Marketing Division, Sony Electronics SG Pte. Ltd (SEA HQ)

With keen interest to lead teams in business turnarounds, Nicholas passionately leads regional audio product marketing at Sony, a Japanese multi-national conglomerate. Nicholas' globetrotter experience has brought him to places as far as Sri Lanka, when he was assigned to develop the potential in emerging markets, as well as an expatriate stint in Malaysia.

 

He taps on data analytics and financial management as part of modern marketing techniques. Well-versed with personality tools like Gallup CliftonStrengths, he enjoys doing career mentoring in his free time.

SALLY WONG

Senior Digital Product Owner, Yara

Sally has always been passionate about improving the quality of life of an individual with products through storytelling. She is a relentless digital strategist who has run her own Start-up (e-commerce and digital consultancy), She has also lead Product Innovation and Growth Hacking projects in the Digital Transformation Office of various industries (Telco, Retail, Insurance and Digital Farming).

 

Being a strong advocate of Design Thinking, Agile, Content and Performance Marketing, she has implemented numerous marketing campaigns with the 'cross-pollination' approach. These successful outcomes give her tremendous joy and fuel her motivation to keep running in the ever-changing digital world.

marketing. advertising. comms. pr 

DAVID TAY 

Assistant Director, Youth Engagement, National Youth Council

David Tay is an assistant director in the National Youth Council (Singapore). He leads a team that leverages digital engagement platforms to enable youths to play an active role in society by lending their voice and be empowered to take ground-up action. 

Prior to joining the National Youth Council, David worked with Singapore Press Holdings specialising in digital product development, and with the Ministry of Education as an educator focusing on education technology. Beyond work, David has also volunteered with the National Trades Union Congress as a Union leader. 

DESMOND CHOO

Assistant Director, National Environment Agency

Desmond is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the semiconductor and government sectors (e.g. Micron, SPRING, MCI, NEA). He is skilled in Project Management, Strategic Planning, Quantitative Analysis and Team Leadership.

 

He is a strong consulting professional with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) focused in Electrical Engineering from NUS.

MARCUS WONG

Development Partner (Startup Development), Enterprise Singapore 

Marcus Wong is currently with the Startup Development Division in Enterprise Singapore, seeking to grow the Singapore startup ecosystem. He is also part of the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), and serves in EDGE. Finally, he's a Startup Scout with Amazon Web Services to support early-stage tech startups.
 

Before that, he was in the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, looking at industry development for the aviation sector and drones industry. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he joined Alpha to Omega, an education startup, as employee number one. While in university, he co-founded The Basement Cafe with four friends.
 

He is currently pursuing his MSc (Economics) in Singapore Management University (SMU) and MBA in Quantic School of Business & Technology. He graduated with a BSc (Economics) from SMU.

RA'BIAH GHAZALI

Assistant Head, Sector Workforce Development, Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS)

Rabi'ah was a PSC scholarship-holder who obtained her honours degree in Geography in London before serving out her bond with MOE, first as a teacher, and then a curriculum planner at MOE HQ. Upon leaving her first stint in public service, she became an environmental educator with an international NGO in KL for 3 years before returning to public service in her current agency. In the 13 years or so of her career, she has thus carried out 3 career transitions.

RONNIE ANG YAO LONG

Assistant Director, Enforcement, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Ronnie has legal experience in both the private and public sectors. Before his current role in MAS, he was a commercial litigation lawyer in private practice. Now, he works in MAS’ enforcement department, going after those who flout financial regulations.

TAY HUI MUN

Deputy Director - Housing, Ministry of National Development

Hui Mun is currently a Deputy Director at the Ministry of National Development. He started out his career with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Law’s Legal Industry Division. While with MFA, he was working with the China desk and Bangkok’s mission. He has experience covering foreign policy and economic developments and regulations and also was involved in cross-sector projects working with government agencies and statutory boards.

 

He has served as an Industrial Relations Officer at the Singapore Industrial and Services' Employees Union. He also volunteers in a social start-up platform for tertiary students.

PUBLIC SERVICE

ANDY MENG

Vice President, HR for Digital & Tech, NTUC Enterprise

Andy is currently working as Vice President, HR for Digital & Tech at NTUC Enterprise where they are driving the digital transformation cross the NTUC Social Enterprises. Before joining NTUC Enterpriese, Andy was working with Shopee, the leading E-commerce startup in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, as its Technical Program Manager and he managed product development in Shopee's HQ. Prior to Shopee, Andy spent a few years building Enterprise Security products with IBM BigFix, the global leading endpoint management solution. And before joining BigFix, he was building and managing Online Travel Agency (OTA) products with Forecepts. Andy is married and has two young kids. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from NTU and a Master of Technology in Knowledge Engineering from NUS. Andy would like to share with you about opportunities in product management, product development, and digital and tech field.

JAMSARI BIN AHMAD

Senior Manager, Operation Integrity, Global IT Operations, Internationals SOS Pte Ltd

A Six Sigma Black Belt and ITIL v3 Expert, Jamsari is currently a Senior Manager in a global healthcare provider. He has worked in IT in the government, banking, service provider, and airport management sectors.  He loves photography and he is an active member of the local Star Wars costume chapter (501st Singapore Garrison).

JONATHAN NG

Technical Services Consultant (Infocomm Security), GovTech

Jonathan works to better protect and secure systems, networks and infrastructure for the Public Service. He works to build awareness around good cyber hygiene practices and protect the organization against new threats in this evolving digital world. 


Jonathan gained his experiences prior in organizations such as Microsoft, Dimension Data, BMW and RWS and is fortunate to have lived and worked in places like USA, Vietnam and Thailand. He enjoys discussing ideas and volunteering for social causes around the areas of Education and Social Empowerment. 


Ultimately, he believes everyone can succeed in life, and his goal is to help people find their distinctive definition of success and support them in their journey to achieve it.

SHERMIN HO

Technical Pre-Sales Consultant, Automation Anywhere

Shermin has 6 years of experience in the digital transformation industry, specialising in Robotic Process Automation, SaaS Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Digital Asset Management. She is a currently a Technical Pre-Sales Consultant with Automation Anywhere where she evangelizes the use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to help organisations reduce costs/risks and increase speed, accuracy & compliance. 

Prior to joining Automation Anywhere, she was with Veeva Systems where she served a trusted advisor for her pharmaceuticals clients, leading stakeholders in global/regional transformation projects and the rapid implementation of cloud solutions to enable their multichannel sales & marketing strategy. Prior to joining Veeva, she worked for Accenture where she rolled-out a multi-million social service case management project. In her personal capacity, Shermin is a lifelong learner with passion for people development and public speaking. She is a trained Career Consultant who volunteers her time as an Alumni Mentor at Singapore Management University, and serves as the President of her Toastmasters Club.

Information, communication &

technologies

AZRI ZULFARHAN

Lecturer In Facilities Management and Engineering, ITE

Azri started his career as a marine engineer even before his poly graduation, he took to the seas to satisfy his adventurous spirit and love for the road less travelled. After years of managing the machineries and facilities onboard the vessels which ply different countries and continents, Azri was later called back home to serve as a senior engineer and marine surveyor. He later decided to pursue a degree in environmental, occupational safety and health which saw him working as a workplace safety and health (WSH) professional. It was through conducting many training sessions and ground engagement which affirmed Azri's belief that he enjoys sharing his experience and enabling others. Azri was invited by one of his previous lecturers to consider lending his experience to the future generations as a lecturer, so that they too can realise their fullest potential.

CHUA SZE SIONG

School Counsellor, Ministry of Education

Sze Siong is in the line of work that makes a difference in people's lives. He works with children aged 6 to 12, colleagues from 25 to 65 and parents to grandparents. Thus, he is very experienced in working with people from all age group. Most importantly, he works in a system where he is not alone and teamwork is utmost importance in his line of work.

 

He has experience in teaching and learning, and now he specialised in counselling. He looks forward to share and journey aside with you for your career.

DAVID AW YONG

Coaching and Development Specialist, Ingeus Singapore

David is a career development specialist with a focus on assisting and supporting PMETs back into the workforce.  He is well-versed in resume writing, job search and networking as well as an interview coach.

 

Before becoming a career coach, he spent the early part of his career in sales and marketing.

LIM TU AN JUNIOR

Head, Career Development Services, Epitome Global Pte Ltd

Tu An is an experienced and passionate people developer with a strong belief in organizational and learning development. Proficient in Human Resourcing, Design Thinking, Behavioral Insights, and incorporating Career Development practices to help individuals gain clarity and deeper insights for work-life fulfillment.  Having over 10 years in career guidance and development experience. He is accredited as a Certified Career Services Provider™️ (CCSP) with the National Career Development Association (NCDA). Having worked with facets of employee and employer, Tu An has gained valuable insights and experience into the workforce, hiring trends and market expectations. Introducing progressive practices to build resilience in our VUCA world; training delivery for organizational change, multi-level stakeholder engagements and outplacement services. At Epitome Global, he is a Career Development Specialist that conducts and manages the Career Guidance and Developmentfor our workforce and beyond.

education

ANDREW ER

Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)

Andrew's personal mission is to empower individuals to fulfill their career aspirations. Currently living his mission as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), he brings 8 years of professional experience in career coaching and training. He is an Award-Winning Career Coach and has worked with over 2,000 youths and individuals, supporting them in their journey to achieve their career goals. 

Andrew has successfully designed and delivered career programmes for Young NTUC Youth Career Network. He has also facilitated Career Interest, Job Search, Resume and LinkedIn workshop for more than 6 public and private universities.

BERNARD LEE

HR Business Partner - APAC, Bayer

Bernard has 22 years in Human Resources field in MNCs with experience across Asia Pacific region. He is a Certified Master Coach and Master Trainer for Change Acceleration Process (GE), and has passion to work with individuals to improve performance and career development.

BRYAN LEE

Business Management Support, Singapore COO Office, DBS Bank

Bryan has 12 years of experience in Banking and Finance. He started his career as a Graduate Talent and spent 4 years in Wealth Management Operations.  Subsequently, he decided to make a career switch in 2012 to pursue his passion in the Learning & Development domain. In Oct 2019, he moved to the Singapore COO Office, to support the strategy and planning of the DBS SG franchise. For most of his career (7 years), he was a Learning & Development professional with DBS Bank. He had multiple roles in the L&D team, which includes being a Business Learning Partner, Design and Development Specialist and Curriculum and Training lead for all Graduate programmes. His roles enabled him to implement organization wide learning initiatives, including leading the digital curriculum within the organization. His career mantra is “always keep an open mind, to continually grow and consistently seek new challenges”.

LYN CHAN

HR Business Partner, Ubisoft Singapore

During her Final Year Project (FYP) days, Lyn realised she did not want a career spending most of her time in a lab. Hence, she decided to go into Human Resources where there are more human interaction.

 

Having started out in Public Service Division as a HR Business Partner (HRBP) and moved on into a Talent Management Specialist role in Jabil Circuit, she is currently back to partnering with the business as a HRBP with Ubisoft Singapore.

CHRISTABEL KHIU

Sourcing Recruiter, Amazon Web Services

Christabel is a recruiter from Amazon Web Services. The focus of her role is to actively source for passive candidates across Asia and maintaining close partnerships with the stakeholders. She does a lot of market research and mapping. Christabel focus on experience and leadership hire.

EUGENE GUO

Assistant Manager, HR Business Partner – Industrial Relations, Inchcape Singapore

Eugene holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Plymouth, having studied Maritime Business and Maritime Law. Eugene has spent over nine years working across various sectors of the maritime ecosystem and has accumulated experiences in both the public and private sectors. Eugene started his career with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). During his four-year stint with MPA, Eugene championed the development of a competency and training framework, a progressive training and career advancement model for Vessel Traffic Officers. He was also secretariat to the Port’s Welfare Committee for Seafarers, and Tripartite Maritime Manpower Taskforce for Seafarers, given his organisational skills.


Following his stint in the public sector, Eugene joined the Singapore Organisation of Seamen, a trade union promoting and advancing the rights of seafarers, as their Manager of External & Industrial Relations. He is involved with negotiation on employment conditions of seafarers through Collective Bargaining Agreements and represents seafarers in voicing their concerns at local and international tripartite meetings at the International Labour Organization.


Eugene is currently working as a Human Resource Business Partner, specialising in industrial relations, for a European MNC in the automotive trade. However, his passion for the maritime world and connections he had built over the last nine years has kept him well connected and informed of the industry.

EZRA ER

Senior HR Executive, Hitachi Chemical (Singapore)

Ezra’s past work experiences include working as a Photographer and Education & Career Counsellor with MOE. Currently, he is serving as a HR practitioner in policy drafting. Ezra’s passion is in helping people around him to find a career that serves their life goals and he is deeply interested in youth unemployment issues in particular.

JASON QUEK

Regional Manager, HR Learning and Development, APAC

Jason has over 12 years of L&D experience, specialising in workforce leadership, capability and competency development in the Engineering, Shipbuilding, Logistics & Supply Chain, Construction and Manufacturing sectors. His passion for quality, excellence and personnel development, provided him numerous opportunities to design and deliver structured workforce training and competency development,  manage and execute various people engagement, culture and mindset development initiatives and delivering various leadership development programs to support organisational training, learning and talent development initiatives.

JOYCE LIM

Career Coach (CAP, SDCC, DACE), e2i

Joyce Lim is a certified career coach (e2i) with more than 10 years of working experience in Human Resource Management across public, education and healthcare sectors as a HR Generalist and HRBP.  She assists many individuals to advance / shape their career journey, and provide job search to PMET and RnF job seekers.

MATTHEW SOON

Education and Career Guidance, Ministry of Education

Matthew Soon has more than 2 decades of Human Resource Development experiences with both the private and public organisations in sectors such as maritime, land transport, social service and education. His expertise in HRD, both as a practitioner and in managerial roles covers the learning and development, organisational capability development, talent management and performance management. His passion is to be the enabler, one can rely upon on matters of personal development, professional growth or even to construct one’s personal meaning in life. 

NG LILLIAN

Head of Talent Management, Learning and Development Asia Pacific, Puma Energy Asia Pacific

Lillian is an experienced Development Lead in Talent Management, Career Development, HR Consulting, Coaching, Leadership Development and Talent Acquisition.  She is familiar with start up operations and is a seasoned learning practitioner with a solid and proven track record in organizational design and consulting, project and change management. Passionate about people development, she coaches and mentors leaders within organizations. Throughout her career journey, Lillian has worked in industries such as Retail, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Telecommunication, Information Technology, Logistics, Oil and Energy. She believes that life's too short not to be authentic and have fun.

NG WAI PENG

HR Business Partner (Learning & Development), ST Engineering, Electronics Sector

Wai Peng is an accomplished and result-driven Human Resources (HR) professional with some 20 years of experience specialising in Human Resource Development (HRD), Training Shared Services and Career Development & Transition Services.  She is currently the HR-Learning Partner with ST Engineering Electronics Ltd. and she has vast experience in leading and delivering organisational-wide People Development initiatives and solutions to drive and nurture a future-ready workforce. She has strong organisational and analytical abilities with proven leadership and supervisory experience in driving multiple projects simultaneously. She is equipped with knowledge in Team Management, Performance Management, Vendor Management, Business Development, Event Management, Project Management and Quality Service Management.

NORVAN LEE

Technology Recruiter, DBS Bank

Norvan works in the HR function of the banking industry, particularly looking after recruitment in the technology division. Thus uniquely placed to advise and share on possible career options, emerging trends, and tips from the employer perspective on one of the most dynamic and exciting sectors that is facing disruption and on the cusp of digital transformation.

RACHEL NGO

Senior Client Partner, Lee Hecht Harrison

Rachel started her HR career when she was just 17 years old. An ENFJ Millennial. 10 + years in Human Resources both externally & internally. She is currently a Senior Client Partner at Lee Hecht Harrison where she acts as a HR advisor to her clients who are normally CHROs/ HR Directors from SMEs - MNCs to transform an entire workforce, improve the effectiveness of leaders or teams, or simply help one person succeed or transition in their careers.   She is passionate about helping people , mentoring especially the youth and is a dog lover.

RONNIE LOW

Manager, Human Capital Development, Certis Cisco

Ronnie Low experienced the working life in both public and private sectors, specialising in community engagement, events management and training. Recently, he made a slight career switch to Human Resource, under the Learning and Development umbrella. Through his career switch, he specialises in L&D, currently doing Talent Management in his current company.

SAMIR MURGUDE

Senior HR Business Partner, Applied Materials 

Samir is commercially focused senior HR leader with strong international HR experiences in HR Business Partnering, Staffing, Compensation & Benefits, HR Analytics, Contingent Workforce Management and Mergers & Acquisitions. Samir has been working internationally (India, USA, China, UAE, South East Asia) in different roles within top-notch multinational companies (Bayer, Honeywell, Dyson, General Electric Aviation) who are market leaders in their sectors viz. Pharmaceuticals, Specialty-Chemicals (Material Science) Automation & Control, Aerospace & Aviation, R&D, Consumer Durables and currently with Fortune 500 Semiconductor Material Engineering Company Applied Materials. 

TAN YEE SIN

Head of HR, Edenred

Yee Sin brings with her more than 10 years of HR experience, with key expertise in Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits and Talent Management. In her current role as Head of HR, she leads and delivers the people agenda – creating strategy and an execution plan for all people related topics, as well as partnering with business leaders to ensure the people strategy meets the business requirements.

Her previous experiences include being actively involved in campus engagement and management of young talent programs where she coached young talents to discover their potential, successfully improved employer branding and built up a strong talent pipeline for the organizations she has worked for.

Her HR experience spans across various industries from consumer goods, IT, real estate to market research.

THERESA LI

Career Coach and Development Specialist, Ingeus Singapore

Passionate about shaping lives’ to shape a positive society, have vast experiences in the local and overseas educational institutions, social services and organization development work. Receiving first training in the field of engineering, and later to read applied positive psychology, is a forward thinker with a keen sense of curiosity and love for learning, Theresa constantly breaks the dimensions in the subjects she engaged at work and life. 

WENDY NG

Senior Manager, Human Resource Development, Alexandra Hospital

Wendy currently oversees the Learning & Organisation Development and Employee Wellness function. Prior to her current role, Wendy has also taken on different HR portfolios such as Business Partnering, Campus Recruitment, HR Policies, Performance Management and Talent Sourcing, in both the public and private sector. 

 

She holds a BS.c (Chemistry) from NUS and Masters of Science (HR & Organisational Psychology) from Baruch College, City University of New York. Strong believer of profiling tools and its benefit to learning and organisation effectiveness, Wendy is certified in Workplace Big Five and a Certified Behavioural and Career Consultant (DISC). 

HUMAN RESOURCE

JULIANA TAY 

Strategy & Distribution Consultant, Insurance Consulting & Technology, Willis Towers Watson

Juliana started her corporate career in the banking and insurance industry, working with local banks and MNCs. With over 15 years of industry experience, she has taken on various roles across different business functions, revolving around training and leadership development, sales and project management, customer service, digital implementations, and financial advisory. In her current consulting role with WTW, she works with clients across the region of Asia Pacific.

PAY LEON KHEE

Multi-Asset Product Executive, Schroder Investment Management

Leon Khee is an Asset Management professional with 5 years of experience in various functions in Technology, Distribution, Digital Transformation, and Product. He is a CFA charterholder and graduated Cum Laude from Singapore Management University with a degree in Business Management, majoring in Finance. He has travelled to 26 countries, and lived / worked in Netherlands and London. This fall, he will head back to school to do an MBA at NYU Stern School of Business.

 

Leon Khee also writes articles about personal finance and investing at itpaystoinvest.com 

RONDY KRISH

Financial Services Manager, AXA Insurance Pte. Ltd

Rondy started his first job as a customer service officer at NTUC Income call centre. He picked up customer service skills there before moving to another call centre for 2 years. After his stint at NTUC income, he worked at AXA as a frontline customer service executive for another 2 years before he got his degree in Banking and Finance. He embarked on a career in the bank as a relationship manager, doing financial planning. He eventually re-joined AXA as a financial planner before becoming a manager 1.5 years later. He currently leads a team of financial planners to manage people's wealth and risk through proper financial planning.

WILLIE KENG

Founder and Principal, Willie Keng & Associates Pte Ltd

Growing up, Willie loved playing games. From the Lone Wolf series (gamebooks), to Magic: The Gathering, to computer games. At 11 years old, he drew his own game books for his classmates to play. Fun was about exploring his creativity and discovering optimal ways to win. He realised later on that decision making, analysing, and competing against another player became relevant aspects of his life.  These elements were eventually channelled into pole vaulting, tennis and stock investing. He also enjoy having coffee chats with people. He spent his professional life as an investment advisor, a credit research analyst and a sovereign risk analyst. His corporate experience lies in the field of private wealth and investment management. In 2018, He left his corporate job to pursue his next challenge – building a consulting business. He work with clients to improve their organisational performances and processes. 

His free time is spent looking at his stock portfolio and cooking for his family.

financial services

LAN RUIXIAN

Audit Manager, Deloitte Singapore's Audit and Assurance Department

Ruixian was a Manager with Deloitte Singapore's Audit and Assurance department. He graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelors of Accountancy (Honours) under a scholarship by Deloitte. In the course of his work, Ruixian has performed and led audits of listed companies, large private conglomerates, as well as an initial public offering. 

Ruixian was recently accepted into INSEAD's MBA programme, due to start in August 2020. He keeps himself busy in the interim with a pre-MBA role in a local boutique management consulting firm.

accounting. audit

business development

ANDREW TAN

Country Manager, Wantedly Singapore

Andrew is passionate about building ecosystems to help people help others. Before joining Wantedly, Andrew co-founded a Social Enterprise, The Shiok Collective, served as Head of Southeast Asia at BeMyGuest, and was Investment Director at One Belt One Road Venture Capital. Having accumulated international experience in his entrepreneurial journey, Andrew gives back by mentoring startups and speaks at conferences in the region.

Andrew is also the Immediate Past President of the University At Buffalo (UB) Alumni Singapore Chapter and now sits on the Board of Directors for UB Alumni Association which has over 200,000 members globally.

As a lifelong die-hard Liverpool FC (LFC) fan, Andrew harbours a secret ambition to be the Manager of LFC one day, on top of his aspiration to be a Social VC / Impact Investor to further his passion of helping people by building ecosystems.

business development

GIGI TAN

Vice President, People Development, DBS

Gigi is a strong believer in delivering high performance through investing in people and have groomed many successful salespeople who are courageous, curious and confident. Her vast experience in sales, account management, managing teams had created a strong and unique platform for my current role as people development with DBS.  This involves training, coaching and talent development of sales people & leaders in the institutional banking arm. 

Besides banking, she is also well versed in market research, insurance and real estate having more than18 years of team management experience and sales to consumer & upstream industries inclusive of Food & Beverage, Beauty & Fashion, Electronics & Chemicals, across Asia Pacific.

business development

LAVANYA KARTHIKEYAN 

Programme Director, RACE Robotics 

Lavanya builds Asia’s deep tech ecosystem by interfacing across Business Development & Legal functions in PBA Group, a robotics technology enabler. She is currently seconded from PBA to run RACE Robotics as an independent not-for-profit training academy dedicated to the region’s need for agile and entrepreneurial technology talents. Lavanya also manages Teddy Lloyd, the industry’s first career advisory platform, and mentors deep technology startups springing out of RACE’s ecosystem. 


As a Law graduate from NUS, she served in crafting and executing the National Robotics Programme when in Enterprise Singapore. While seconded from ESG to PBA, Lavanya contributed across Legal, Business Development, Marketing and HR functions to anchor core robotics technologies in the region by building strategic partnerships with key industry players. She is now focused on scaling RACE’s impact further and deeper to groom and match talents for industry 4.0 careers in emerging industries as well as sectors being disrupted by automation.

business development

TIMOTHY HO

ASEAN Chemical Business Manager, ExxonMobil

Timothy has 8 years of industrial experience in oil and gas, and automation and instrumentation system. He has been in the chemical industry with different job functions such as process optimization engineer, business and product manager, and specialise in IOT, digital marketing, customer and data analytics, and simulation and techno-commercial tender negotiation. Timothy graduated with an honours degree in chemical engineering, and went on to pursue an MBA in Cardiff Metropolitan University. 

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

ANTHONY LEE

Director, Blocs Inc. Private Limited

Anthony is the founder for Blocs Inc. Pte Ltd, a specialty coffee centric ecosystem with roots as a café since 2012. The business today includes 3 areas of focus namely, F&B operation, Coffee Education and B2B2C solutions. Anthony is also the chief trainer for the coffee/ barista related training, as well as an authorised course provider for People’s Association. He has trained more than 1,000 students till date in coffee knowledge and brewing techniques. Professionally, Anthony has his own financial services practice where he leads a team of financial specialists focused on helping business owners in business succession planning.

DANNI JAY LUKE DANIS

Management Consultant

Danni Jay Luke Danis is a Chartered Management Accountant (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants CIMA, UK), Certified Public Accountant, Australia (CPA, AU), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA, US). With 7 years of experience, he started his career in the Big4 in the Assurance department to qualify as a Chartered Accountant and subsequently ventured out into Management Consulting. His experience covers areas such as Business Process Improvement, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Project/Program/Portfolio management, Business Strategy, Digital & Technology, Analytics and Consumer Digital Marketing.

KENT YAR

Regional Director, Cornerstone Global Partners

Kent is the Practice Leader for Aerospace, Aviation and Defence executive search across Asia Pacific. As a leader in his field, he maintains strong relationships with the C level executives and the Board of Directors of some of the world's largest Aviation and Aerospace companies. Due to his strong business and market acumen across the region, Kent has provided insightful opinions and advises to the leaders in the industry.


He has been quoted by Singapore's mainstream media 'Straits Times' and from the Aerospace Association of Singapore Industries regarding his views on the talents within the Aviation and Aerospace industry across Asia Pacific.

 

He is currently based in Singapore but travels extensively for his assignments. With his vast experiences within the industry, he has successfully helped several firms to setup their operations in Asia Pacific region.

SHAWN SEET

Head of Strategy, Eezee

Shawn's wields a unique blend of corporate experiences in Strategy, Regional Marketing, Client Services, and Business Development. As the Head of Strategy at Eezee, Shawn's key focus is to be a strategic thinking partner with clients, driving client organisational strategy through the marriage of traditional and digital approaches to better meet market demands. Internally, Shawn’s main goal is to ensure Eezee is positioned at the forefront by building business frameworks and talent strategies to support global growth and expansion plans.

business management

JASON KHOR

Division Sales Director Asia, Jacobi Carbons AG Singapore Branch

Jason graduated from USM, Penang Malaysia in Industrial Technology (Major Food Tech), and currently reside in Singapore. He started his career in an engineering firm (Konzen) as Sales Engineer in 2006, then promoted to Senior Sales Engineer in 2008. In 2009, he joined Veolia Water Group (JB) and transferred to Singapore in 2011 as Regional Sales Manager SEA in PICA- subsidiary of Veolia Water. Jason is currently holding Sales Director Asia RESINEX position in Jacobi Group, under Osaka Gas.

NURA MOHD NOOR

Practice Leader, EUI, Lincoln Talent Pte Ltd

Nura is a dynamic and result-oriented seasoned recruiter with over 13 years of technical & commercial recruiting experience, focusing on Senior Level & Professional positions. She is dedicated and specialized in the Energy & Infrastructure Industry space, consulting predominantly in Southeast Asia. As a recruiter, she takes pride in ensuring that placements are a strong matches for all parties. She prefers in finding a suitable job for the job seeker in the industry rather than floating their CV across to the hiring manager without having the understanding of his/her suitability for the role. She is truly a believer of finding the right person not only fits for the company and the hiring manager but also for the team that they will be working with.

energy & chemicals

FINTECH

CHIA CHEE YONG

Vice President, Ecosystem Partnerships & Portfolio Management, UOB

Chee Yong collaborates with digital ecosystem partners (e.g. Ecommerce, FinTech) and internal stakeholders to reimagine banking and create new business value for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through innovative banking initiatives. He also devises customer portfolio strategies, conducts customer analytics and manages portfolio to seize opportunities for growth and retention. 

Outside work, Chee Yong serves as a career mentor for undergraduates in the NUS University Scholar Program, Manchester Business School and NTUC Youth Career Network and as a business mentor for start-up entrepreneurs at Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE).

TOMITHY TOO

Investment Manager, ST Telemedia

Tomithy is a strategic investor of growth-stage technology companies in the Cybersecurity, IOT, Big Data and Software Defined Infrastructure space. In his personal capacity, he also acts as a business strategy mentor to start-ups and social enterprises. Tomithy believes in supporting socially conscious and impactful organisations for the betterment of society.

LEE KENG LEONG

Deputy Director, Outreach Operations, Agency for Integrated Care

As Deputy Director, Keng Leong is part of the team at Silver Generation Office to serve our Merdeka and Pioneer generation seniors. Previously with Fairprice Online, his areas of responsibilities include Omni-channel deployment and business strategy. Through his entrepreneurial experiences with Bumbox Logistics, he is able to be a change agent to plan and execute green field projects. Keng Leong has accumulated commercial experience in shipbuilding, finance, and logistics for the marine sector. He has also succeeded in maintaining a good business network in Asia. Keng Leong has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 2012.

NG WEI BENG

Senior Regulatory Affairs Executive, Biosensors Interventional Pte Ltd

Wei Beng is an experienced researcher-turned regulatory affairs specialist in medical devices. He has a strong research professional experience of over 10 years working in a MNC focusing on product and measurement/instrumentation development and new business creation.  Originally trained in electronic and chemical/materials engineering, he later made a mid career switch to biomedical sciences. He currently enjoys working at the intersection of biomedical science and engineering. Wei Beng is also skilled in Research and Development (R&D), Engineering Management, and Cross-functional Team Leadership. 

HEALTHCARE & E-commerce

WANG ANNI

Patent Agent, Marks & Clerk Singapore LLP

Before stepping into the IP industry, Anni had worked in research and in scientific equipment sales. Anni works as a trainee patent agent in Intellectual Property (IP). IP is a blend of technology, business and law. She recommends those who are interested in this areas to consider a career in IP. Anni's main job is helping clients apply for patents. Patent agents start by writing the patent specification, describing the invention in detail, and what the clients want to protect. We need to communicate daily, with inventors, clients, examiners and foreign agents. Sometimes we are also involved in design or trademark registration. Besides patent agents, there are many other roles in the IP industry to suit people of all backgrounds and skills, e.g. patent examination, IP valuation, IP portfolio management.

legal

SOBHITH K HARIHARAN

Team Leader - Engineering Systems | Gas Technology, Lloyd’s Register

Sobhith currently leads the Engineering Systems team in South Asia Technical Support Office, based in Singapore. He is also Lloyd's Register’s (LR) regional lead for gas technology aspects in South Asia as part of the South Asia & Middle East Marine and Offshore team. He leads service delivery of clean energy projects on LNG/LPG maritime transportation, Novel Fuel Technologies (LNG, LPG, Ammonia, Hydrogen), LNG bunkering facilities and Floating Storage & Regasification Units (FSRU).

Sobhith has been working with Lloyd’s Register for 14 years and has held various positions with the organization. He has worked in LR offices in Korea, Singapore and London with involvement in first FLNG (Prelude) project as well as first series of ice class LNG carriers. Since 2015, he has been heading the engineering systems team in South Asia and has dealt with a variety of new building projects including offshore supply ships, gas fuelled vessels, LNG/LPG tankers, naval vessels and offshore installations. Sobhith received his degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Glasgow, U.K. He also holds an MBA from Singapore Management University, Singapore.

mANUFACTURING

MARCUS HO

Senior Manager, Global Customer Logistics Center, REC Solar Pte Ltd

Marcus has over 10 years of logistics experience, specializing in logistics services, sourcing, transportation and operations management, network optimization and leading logistics digital transformation. Marcus has worked in various industries ranging from shipping, aerospace, semiconductors, pressure sensitive materials and more recently in the renewable energy industry. Marcus holds a degree in Business Administration majoring in Operations & Supply Chain Management and a MSc in Supply Chain Management from National University of Singapore.

LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN